No. 1 TCU 11, No. 17 Texas A&M 10 (15 innings)

No. 3 LSU 4, Baylor 0

In Houston, TCU scored five times in the bottom of the ninth inning to force extra innings, and Ryan Merrill ended it with an RBI doublé in the 15th inning as the Horned Frogs edged Texas A&M at the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park. Aggies pitchers walked five straight batters to start the ninth before Austin Ingraham had an RBI single to make it 10-8. Elliott Barzilli (3 for 8) then plated two with a hit down the third-base line. Sean Wymer tossed five perfect innings of relief with nine strikeouts, and Durbin Feltman (1-0) earned the win as TCU (9-1) totaled 26 strikeouts (a school record). Hunter Coleman had four RBI, and Walker Pennington homered and drove in three for the Aggies (9-2). A&M pitchers totaled 14 walks and 20 strikeouts on the day.

Also in Houston, Jared Poche’ tossed seven scoreless innings with three hits and five strikeouts, extending his scoreless-innings streak to 22, as LSU handed Baylor its first loss of the year. Greg Deichmann went 2 for 4 with a solo homer, and Jake Slaughter had three hits and a run for the Tigers (9-2). Steven McLean had a pair of hits to lead the Bears (10-1). For the year hitters are hitting .058 against Poche’ (3-0).

Radford 4, Quinnipiac 0

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Danny Hrbek pitched the first nine-inning no-hitter in program history as Radford blanked Quinnipiac. It was the fourth no-hitter for the Highlanders (2-8), with two being seven innings and one five innings. Hebek (1-1) did not walk a batter and struck out eight. Matt Roth had two hits and two RBI for RU.

No. 18 Clemson 8, No. 7 South Carolina 7

In Greenville, S.C., Patrick Cromwell had a homer to break a 5-5 tie in the ninth and start a wild ninth inning that saw Clemson score three times and South Carolina twice as the Tigers evened their series with the Gamecocks before a crowd of 7,460 at Fluor Field. Chase Pinder (2 RBI) walked with the bases loaded, and Chris Williams plated another run in the ninth with a groundout as the Tigers (7-3) built an 8-5 lead. Seth Beer, who earlier hit a two-run homer, threw out Jacob Olson, the potential tying run, at the plate on a play in which an error at third allowed a run to score to make it 8-7. Jonah Bride went 2 for 5 with a homer and three RBI for South Carolina.

No. 19 Stanford 5, Texas 2 (10 innings)

In Stanford, Calif., Quinn Brodey belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th as Stanford rallied past Texas. The Cardinal (8-3) scored single runs in the eighth and ninth to force the extra frame. Brodey finished with two hits, while Nico Hoerner scored twice for Stanford. Colton Hock (3-0) pitched a perfect 10th with one strikeout to pick up the win. David Hamilton went 2 for 5 with one run and one RBI for the Longhorns (7-5).

No. 15 Texas Tech 5, No. 12 Ole Miss 1

In Houston, Steven Gingery fanned eight in eight innings and Tanner Gardner drove in four as Texas Tech topped Ole Miss on Day 2 of the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park. Gingery (3-0) allowed five hits, walked two and gave up one run. Gardner had a two-run single in the sixth and a two-run double in the eighth. Josh Jung had two hits, two runs and one RBI for the Red Raiders (10-2). Ryan Olenek went 2 for 4 with a double and one RBI for the Rebels (7-3).

Cal State Northridge 4, No. 13 Vanderbilt 1

In Nashville, Tenn., Tei Vanderford tossed a four-hitter with eight strikeouts as CSUN clinched a series victory over Vandy. Vanderford (2-1) walked three and allowed one earned run. Riley Conlan went 2 for 4 with a double, one run and one RBI for the Matadors (6-4). Jaren Kendall homered in the sixth for the lone run for the Commodores (6-5).

No. 2 Florida 7, Columbia 2

In Gainesville, Fla., Mike Rivera and Mark Kolozsvary each had two hits and two RBI as Florida beat Columbia for the second straight day. Each of them had big hits – along with JJ Schwarz’s RBI double – as the Gators (9-2) broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh with four runs. Joe Engel had two hits and an RBI, and Ben Porter and Matt Karo each had two hits and a run for the Lions (0-2).

No. 4 Florida State 12, Oakland 1

In Tallahassee, Fla., Tyler Holton allowed two hits and struck out 13 in six scoreless innings as Florida State coasted past Oakland. Holton (3-0) has an 0.47 ERA and 32 strikeouts against four walks on the season. Taylor Walls had three RBI, and Dylan Busby and Tyler Daughtry each contributed two hits and two RBI for the Seminoles (8-2). Zach Sterry had two hits and an RBI for Oakland (1-9).

No. 5 Oregon State 4-14, UC Davis 0-2

In Corvallis, Ore., Luke Heimlich tossed eight scoreless innings with three hits and 10 strikeouts, and Nick Madrigral had two hits a run and an RBI as Oregon State blanked UC Davis in the first game of a doubleheader. In the nightcap, the Beavers (9-2) scored eight times in the first inning and coasted to a win. Adley Rutschman went 3 for 5 with two runs and an RBI, and Madrigal led four batters with two RBI with a homer and two runs. Michael Gretler and Christian Donahue each had two hits, two runs and two RBI, and Cadyn Grenier also had two RBI for OSU. Ryan Anderson had two hits in the first game and went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI in the second for UC Davis (3-5).

Maryland 9, No. 14 NC State 2

In Cary, N.C., Madison Nickens went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI as Maryland defeated NC State on Day 2 of the USA Baseball-Irish Classic at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. The Terrapins (3-5) scored in six of their eight at-bats. Nick Dunn scored three times and Marty Costes went deep for Maryland. Taylor Bloom (1-2, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K) earned the victory. Shane Shepard homered for the Wolfpack (5-5).

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